In 1977 Don Herron began leading The Dashiell Hammett Tour, now the longest-running literary tour in the nation. On this site you’ll find information on current walks — dates, where to meet, arranging tours by appointment — plus a hard-boiled blog with news, reviews of books and film, and a dash of noir.
The latest and greatest edition to self-guide you up and down the mean streets.
Willeford: The Book
Includes the first “Mr. Hunt” story, “Knives in the Dark.”
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Tombstone: Two-Gun Bob
Photo above courtesy the Crider Family Archives, circa 1980. Left to right, at the Robert E. Howard grave in Brownwood, Texas: James Reasoner and Angela, Allen and Bill Crider. The Crider clan lived in Brownwood in that era. If the approximate … Continue reading
Posted in Lit, REH Tagged Allen Crider, Angela Crider Neary, Bill Crider, James Reasoner, literary graves, literary suicides
Hammett: A Neo-Dash Update
Got a note in from Steve Talbot, who surfed into These Mean Streets after his name was evoked during the little rumination on Naming Kids Dashiell the other day. “I can’t believe I made The Case of Dashiell Hammett 33 years … Continue reading
Posted in Dash, News, Tour Tagged Dashiell Talbot, Lyle Talbot, More Dashiells, Musso & Frank, Stephen Talbot